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Microsoft is talking subscription model for home users

Surely I'm not the only one who's a bit burned-out on the subscription revenue model that's been sweeping tech, for the past few years?

At its Inspire partner event earlier this year, the company said that it wanted to target "professional consumers" by offering software and services to enhance their "Modern Life and Devices." The meaning of this is not entirely clear
-- Peter Bright

Other than my son's three (yes three!) Xbox consoles, there's not a lot that the company can do, to enhance my life. Microsoft will be happy to know that my company is a Google shop (hook, line & sinker!), but my group continues to use Outlook and Office, in defiance of the corporate goons. My home life is not nearly as set in its ways. Oldest daughter uses Google Docs for school, and I have Office on the "family" PC.

Subscription models may make sense in the corporate world, but for consumers? It's a bad deal. How are those cable subscriptions going?

-- Scrib